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2024 Reserve Laoshan Biluochun

2024 Reserve Laoshan Biluochun

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Mr. He's Favorite Green Tea
Hand-twisted and hand-rolled for an iconic finish and intense complexity. Notes of shiso, nutmg, rose, plum, and shortbread with a lingering sweet minerality.
Hand-twisted and hand-rolled for an iconic finish and intense complexity. The fresh 2024 harvest is arriving now and shipping ASAP!
April 2024 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
arriving now! ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
Mr. He's Favorite Green Tea
Hand-twisted and hand-rolled for an iconic finish and intense complexity. Notes of shiso, nutmg, rose, plum, and shortbread with a lingering sweet minerality.
Hand-twisted and hand-rolled for an iconic finish and intense complexity. The fresh 2024 harvest is arriving now and shipping ASAP!
April 2024 ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
arriving now! ♦ Laoshan, Shandong
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SPRING 2024 PRE-ORDER

This spring 2024 pre-order tea from the He Family in Laoshan is arriving now and available to reserve on pre-order while supplies last.

This tea is expected to arriving now and shipping ASAP!

Crafted By the He Family

Grown using old-school organic farming techniques on the rocky foothills of Laoshan, protected by ocean mist and fed by sweet spring water.
 
Grown using old-school organic farming techniques on the rocky foothills of Laoshan, protected by ocean mist and fed by sweet spring water.
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2024
    • Laoshan VillageShandong Province
    • ELEVATIONsea level
    • longjing quntiTea Varietal

    Mr. He personally hand twists and finished each leaf in this labor-intensive early-spring biluochun style. Laoshan spring comes much later than southern China. At this time of year, before Qing Ming festival, the He Family's Laoshan tea is fully shade-grown, protected by greenhouse coverings to keep back the cold northern air. The nuance of the bilochun processing style brings out the subtle minerality of the Laoshan microclimate. 

  • true
    80
    nutmeg
    true
    80
    rose
    true
    70
    shortbread, meringue
    true
    65
    plum
    true
    70
    shiso
    true
    granite minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - nutmeg
    • floral - rose
    • savory - shortbread, meringue
    • fruit - plum
    • vegetal - shiso
    • texture - granite minerality

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Spring 2024 Update from the Fields

Cold weather in Laoshan means smaller yields, and a long season of shade-grown covered green tea before the protective greenhouse coverings come down. 

A very mild spring with very little rainfall has made for particularly concentrated creamy textural green tea and black tea. Cool weather persisted longer than usual, which kept protective shaded coverings on through April. This meant slow growth, but particularly tender sweet buds.

Not only is He Qingqing busy helping her parents finish this spring's fresh tea, but she and her husband are also celebrating the arrival of their son Liu Mu-Mu, just a few months old and already helping with the fresh Flat Pressed Laoshan Green.

Congratulations to the He Family for a wonderful spring season!

Liu Jiaqi with her brother Mu Mu
fresh picked Laoshan tea buds
fresh 2023 Laoshan tea leaves
making Reserve Laoshan Biluochun green
brewing fresh Laoshan green tea
spring 2023 Laoshan tea plants

photos courtesy of He Qingqing, April 2024

  • 'Thankfully 2019-2020 was a mild winter compared to the last two years, meaning that the plants in China’s northernmost tea growing region did not suffer frost damage. The He Family's plants have been able to recover, and this new recovery growth has been rich and tender, a boon for the He Family after so many difficult years.'

  • 4
    6-8
    175
    20 seconds
    10
    4
    6
    175
    10 seconds
    8
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 8 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

Product Photo Gallery

Liu Jiaqi with her brother Mu Mu
fresh picked Laoshan tea buds
fresh 2023 Laoshan tea leaves
making Reserve Laoshan Biluochun green
brewing fresh Laoshan green tea
spring 2023 Laoshan tea plants

photos courtesy of He Qingqing, April 2024